Open Bench Project: Portland
Our makerspace provides members with access to studio/work space, tools and community, as well as discounts on classes and supplies. We help people bring their ideas into reality by encouraging critical thinking and fostering confidence in a curious, supportive environment. Become a member today.
- Allow yourself to be a beginner, no one starts off excellent.
- Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
- Greatness does not come with permission.
WHAT MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES
“I can’t imagine losing my membership. I’ve just had so many opportunities come through here for my business.”
“7500 square feet of awesomeosity. A maker space extraordinaire. I love this place.”
“Is it wrong that I never wanted to leave?”
“Open Bench has been SO important to me in my journey to America.”
“AWESOME location and resource. Looking forward to seeing how we can integrate that resource in our school…”
“Open Bench was a great space to “mess about”.
“OBP was the perfect place…a makers dream. You couldn’t hurt the place.”
WHO WE SERVE
“We all want to go the right way.” On the surface this statement seems obviously true. So let’s break it down a bit… We can think of this as two separate ideas. “…The right way”, this is by far the trickiest part of the statement because it needs a little...read more
The Comfort Zone: Here we are half way through the first month of 2015. Did you make a resolution? Have you stuck to it? While the tradition of the New Year’s resolution has been around for about 4000 years, today, for the most part, people are not following through...read more
What a good time we all had on Thursday night down at SPACE Gallery. I was super happy when so many people showed up to help us launch our fundraising campaign. Thank you all for coming. Let's keep all working to support this effort to get a makerspace here in Maine's...read more